Men’s volleyball Hyundai Capital is on the verge of becoming the leader for the first time this season.
Hyundai Capital won with a set score of 3-1 (25-19 25-21 26-24 25 -18) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s KB Insurance and visiting match held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 18th.
2nd place Hyundai Capital, who recorded 19 wins, 10 losses and 58 points with 3 consecutive wins, chased down the league leader Korean Air (20 wins, 9 losses, 59 points), which they lost the previous day.
Hyundai Capital will rise to the top of the rankings if they win the Woori Card Match, which will be held at the Yu Gwan-soon Gymnasium in Cheonan on the 21st.
On this day, Hyundai Capital led the attack with Heo Soo-bong (28 points) and Oreol Kameho (23 points) and Ssangpo jointly scoring 51 points.
Jeon Kwang-in also focused on receiving and added 11 points to help the team win.
In particular, Oreol added valuable points with strong serve and blocking in the right place.
In the 4th set, he succeeded in his third back attack of the day and tied 4 blocking and 4 serve scores to achieve a triple crown (more than 3 points each for back attack, blocking, and serve in one game).
It is Oreol’s personal number 4 and is a record for the first time in 7 years since the 3rd round of the championship match against OK Savings Bank (now OK Financial Group) on March 22, 2016.
On the other hand, KB Insurance, where Andres Viyena (registered name Viyena) struggled alone with 29 points, stayed in 6th place with 11 wins and 18 losses and 32 points.
From the first set, Heo Soo-bong scored 8 points alone and showed off his good condition with an 80% attack success rate.
Oreol also scored 6 points with 2 serve aces and 1 blocked.
On the other hand, KB Insurance, when the game was not going well, removed the main setter Hwang Taek-eui from the first set and put in Shin Seung-hun.
Hyundai Capital, who easily won the second set with Heo Soo-bong, Oreoll, and Jeon Kwang-in, lost a set to the counterattack of KB Insurance in the third set.
Hyundai Capital followed 21-23, but Heo Soo-bong’s quick open and Song Won-geun and Heo Soo-bong blocked Villena’s attack twice in a row and succeeded in reversing.
However, Jeon Kwang-in allowed a deuce due to a serve mistake, and Oreoll’s attack was blocked, and setter Lee Hyun-seung’s overnet mistake allowed the third set.
Hyundai Capital, which reorganized the front line in the 4th set, overpowered KB Insurance with a powerful serve bombardment.
Heo Soo-bong and Oreol scored two aces each in the fourth set, and Lee Si-woo added one.
In 24-18, Jeon Kwang-in’s quick open hit the court, and Hyundai Capital completed a three-game winning streak.
In the women’s game held at the Kimcheon Gymnasium, Pepper Savings Bank, the 7th and youngest team in women’s volleyball, won a meaningful victory.
Pepper Savings Bank won 3-2 (23-25 25-15 18-25 25-17 15-12) after a close match with Korea Expressway Corporation in a full set match.
Pepper Savings Bank, which left 3 wins, 28 losses and 11 points in the 2021-2022 season, the first season of joining the V-League, surpassed last season’s victory with 4 wins (25 losses, 11 points) this season.
Foreigner Zuponia Reed scored the most points for both teams with 32 points and 8 blocks, while native striker Lee Han-bi contributed 21 points. 안전놀이터
Choi Ga-eun scored 3 blocks and 3 serves, and scored 10 points in total.
On this day, Pepper Savings Bank caught 12 blocks and overwhelmed the road construction (8 blocks), which is the first in the league team blocking, from height.
Third-place road construction (16-13, 48 points), which dedicated two victories to Pepper Savings Bank this season, had to be content with adding 1 point.
For the road construction, Park Jeong-ah played the role of a solver with 24 points, but foreign player Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell) lost confidence in the second half of the game and only scored 21 points.
Pepper Savings Bank, which had a difficult start after conceding three runs in a row in the final 5 sets, balanced Lee Han-bi and Nia Reed’s sharp attacks and opponent’s mistakes.
In the 6-6 tie, Nia Reed’s back attack brought the right to serve, and Moon Seul-gi’s serve scored 5 consecutive points, widening the score to 12-6, virtually putting a wedge in the victory.
Pepper Savings Bank, who allowed the chase until 14-12 at the end of the set, celebrated the victory by hugging each other on the court when Nia Reed’s attack was not received by Im Myung-ok Libero, a road construction worker.